A few years ago my husband and I found ourselves in extremity,...

A few years ago my husband and I found ourselves in extremity, with fear, anxiety, and doubt our daily companions. Financial loss so great as to seem catastrophic had resulted in depletion of our savings and insurance at a time of life when many of our contemporaries were retiring. We saw all our hopes and plans go awry. All I had learned and experienced of God's unchanging love through prior years' study and practice of Christian Science enabled me to help my husband maintain his courage and hope. Still the situation continued to threaten over many months. There were sleepless nights when my Christian Science Hymnal with its many messages of hope and courage enabled me to continue in my path toward freedom.

Finally, with the help of a Christian Science practitioner, I began obediently to turn away from the dismal human picture and focus my thoughts on the true sense of affluence—the allness of God. The real turning point came one day when, during my study and prayer, I glanced down at my bedside table and noticed a paper. As I picked it up, my eyes fell on the underlined words, "Healing means revealing!" As those words filled my thought, I felt tension and worry drain away, and I stood right up declaring aloud, "Oh, how wonderful—healing means revealing! Not what seems to be going on in business, or in the body, or in human relationships, but what is already present and active right here in the only consciousness I can ever know." The consciousness of God as ever-present good, loving, blessing, and maintaining all of His ideas, impartially and universally, was a healing revelation that has not left my thought.

This was the light needed to extinguish the darkness that had seemed to engulf me for so long and had resulted in a frightening illness. Revealing! Why, of course, all that I'll ever need is here right now, and it is not more matter, or comfortable matter, but true substance, Spirit.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Testimony of Healing
I had been exposed to Christian Science in childhood and had...
December 11, 1976

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.